The happenings at our gym seriously feel like a soap opera some days. And what’s interesting is that Brad and I don’t always work out at the same time so sometimes we will have at length conversations about what happened during each of our workouts. Sometimes we totally know what each other’s talking about, sometimes not so much.
Like this conversation earlier in the week:
Brad: “you know that guy at the gym with the hoodie and the baseball cap?”
Me: “uhhhh yeah”
Brad: “the older guy?”
Me: “what he’s not old?”
Brad: “yeah he’s older but you can’t tell because he has a hoodie and a baseball cap?”
Me: “no he’s not old, he’s kind of hot?”
Brad: “what are you talking about, we’re not talking about the same guy … you must be thinking of the guy with the brown hair”
Me: “oh yeah the guy with the brown hair that narrows it down”
I never did find out what he was going to say about the guy with the hoodie and the baseball cap.
Last weekend the soap opera hit a critical point. There was actually a showdown between two huge dudes. They were yelling at each other in the middle of the gym. And it almost went to blows, until another member broke it up. (Ummmm where were the staff in all of this?)
Yesterday I was at the gym at lunch time and there were a bunch of guys I’ve never seen before doing power lifting. We have a lot of guys, and a few women, that are using a tonne of weight in their workouts. Here’s my only beef with power lifters at my gym – they don’t follow good etiquette. They load all the bars up with ten times more weight than I can handle, then they do their reps and walk away. Ummmm excuse me? Take the weight off, how on earth am I supposed to use it.
Yesterday was a lower body workout day. My workout routine pretty much looks like this lately:
- Monday: lower body workout (with my doctor)
- Tuesday: anything but lower body workout (“oowwwwww my legs I can’t walk”)
- Wednesday: lower body workout
- Thursday: please dear god not lower body workout (“seriously, I cannot get get out of bed”)
- Friday: lower body workout (“I might die today”)
According to the above schedule …. I am extremely sore. I actually started getting that sore feeling just from sitting last night, it didn’t even wait until I went to bed. So good, but so painful am I right?
Do you have gym drama? Do people follow proper gym etiquette at your gym?